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Oakley Hall

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We played at the wedding of Lisa and Colin at Oakley Hall, near Basingstoke last weekend. It was Fireworks Night, and a cold blustery day. The venue was really cozy and we enjoyed playing in “The Library”. We loved the book theme that Lisa and Colin had gone for, particularly the personalised cushions! We played […]

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Botleigh Grange Hotel

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We were booked to play for the reception of a Christening at the Botleigh Grange Hotel last week. We play at so many weddings all around Hampshire, that it makes quite a change for us to play at a Christening reception. The family had hired a room at the Botleigh Grange Hotel and organised a […]

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Q&A : Amy & Liam (Farbridge Barn)

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Your married name: Hastings How did you meet one another?: We met during our first term at University. We were in the same halls of residence. Tell us about the proposal: Liam proposed during a wonderful holiday to Santorini in May 2015. We were sitting enjoying a gin and tonic whilst watching the sun set […]

Hotel Du Vin Winchester

Hotel Du Vin

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We played at the lovely wedding of Adam and Anessa at the Hotel Du Vin in Winchester. Adam and Annessa live in the USA, but Adam is originally from Winchester and they returned to have their wedding over here. They’d selected a very carefully crafted list of music for us to play for the wedding. […]

Avington Park String Quartet

Avington Park

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On Saturday 20th August we played for the wedding of Anne-Marie and Joe as they got married at Avington Park, near Winchester. Avington Park is a large 17th Century stately home that is privately owned. You can hire it out exclusively for weddings, which is pretty cool. The grounds are large and well maintained, and […]

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Summer Party at The Rifles Museum

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On Thursday evening we played for the third year at a summer party for Trethowans Solicitors. They had hired the Rifles Museum in the heart of Salisbury, and were bless with great weather again for a summer party out on the lawn in the back of the useum. We have played twice before for Trethowans […]

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Timsbury Manor

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On Saturday, Amy, Anna, Ruth & Nigel ventured to a Hampshire Wedding Venue none of us had been to before. Timsbury Manor is a wedding venue situated in the heart of the Test Valley. The manor lies in parkland which is available for weddings, and there were two marquees set up ready for this couple. […]

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“Love Actually” at The Elvetham Hotel

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We played for a really lovely couple at their wedding at the Elvetham Hotel. Nigel had booked us last year, and commissioned a special arrangement from Love Actually. Being quite a fan of Love Actually myself, I was more than happy to provide the music. Nigel had asked for Glasgow, Prime Minister’s Theme and Portugese Love Theme, all composed by Craig Armstrong. […]

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A String Quartet Quiz onboard HMS Warrior

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We enjoyed playing at the wedding of Christine and her beau on Saturday, onboard HMS Warrior. We were really looking forward to this wedding, as Christine had asked us to do something quite unique – a String Quartet Quiz of tunes for their guests to play ‘name that tune’ during the wedding meal. We embraced […]

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Customer Q&A : Mr and Mrs Mundy

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Your married name: Mundy How did you meet one another?: Speed dating! Tell us about the proposal: In istanbul Why did you choose your wedding venue? (Rownhams House) Lovely relaxed atmosphere, very attractive, flexible and good value At what point did you decide you’d like a string quartet?: Early on Did you have any concerns about […]

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BACP Research Conference 2016

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On Friday night we went over to Brighton as we had been invited to perform at the BACP Research Conference at the Holiday Inn. BACP is the British Association for Counselling and Pschotherapy and every years hosts its annual conference in different cities around the UK. This is a chance for counselling professionals to get […]

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A Beautiful Wedding At Home

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We played at a lovely wedding where the couple had decided to do things their own way and have A Beautiful Wedding At Home. The great news is that their garden happened to be a lovely, spacious farm with fields, barns and plenty of space. We set up underneath the trees in the wedding blessing […]

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Montagu Arms

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We played at a lovely Friday wedding at the Montagu Arms right in the heart of beautiful Beaulieu in the New Forest. Montagu Arms is an ivy covered 17th Century country house just a 5 minute walk from the Palace House museum and of course the National Motor Museum. The hotel is on a busy […]

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Northbrook Park

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On Saturday we had the delight of playing at Indi and Polly’s wedding at Northbrook Park, near Farnham. Polly and Indi were really lucky with the weather and had a nice sunny day. Northbrook Park is a charismatic country estate with a Grade II listed country manor house set in 120 acres of park land. […]

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Warbrook House Wedding String Quartet

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On Saturday, we returned to Warbrook House for another lovely wedding, this time of Daniel and Naomi.   We arrived in plenty of time to set up and tune, and were ready to play a selection of light popular pieces as the guests entered. Naomi was, of course, fashionably late, and then arrived to us […]

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Farbridge Barn

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On Saturday we had the pleasure of playing at the wedding of  Jane and Bart at Farbridge Barn.  We have played at Farbridge countless times before, and love it for its rural feel, beautifully restored barns and great location! There are some rooms and a bridal suite on site too, which make it a great […]